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Save the Date - October 4- NYC Authors Guild - Free, Food, Fun, and Frolic
What: Tampa Bay Chapter of the Authors Guild - Mix and Mingle When: Thursday, October 4. 5:30 PM to 7 PM Why Attend: Free Food, Fun, and Frolic. Meet all your writing colleagues in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota area. Discover what the NYC Authors Guild does for emerging and notable authors like Richard Russo. Ask about what you need to know before signing a contract for a short story, a feature article, or that debut novel. Who: Authors Guild Co-Chair Kate Sullivan Fee: This October 4 event is FREE to all writers and guests. Details: On Thursday, October 4, we are holding the first Authors Guild (AG) Mix and Mingle for authors in the Tampa Bay/Sarasota region. This is a free event held at the Hanger Restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg. The AG is providing the food and beverages (yes, it is FREE) and we're providing the fun. Join us for this event. Meet other area writers, authors, and Authors Guild members who live and write in and around the Gulf Coast area. Note: If the RSVP link, below, does not work, click on the upper right link, "view this email in your browser" and it will take you to the link in the browser: https://mailchi.mp/ad43fff774b3/authors-guild-regional-chapter-meet-and-greet-on-october-4?e=f46a33367a Or, simply respond to AG with your RSVP (yes or no) to this email address to let us know you are joining us on October 4: [masked] We'll be posting this on our Meetup.com/WordSmitten website and will send it out to other writers groups. Looking forward to seeing everyone there. We'll be giving out the wonderful Authors Guild fun buttons (Working Writer) to everyone--on a first there, first pick basis, so arrive early! Warmest regards. Kate Sullivan Authors Guild Ambassador and Co-Chair WordSmitten Executive Editor

The Hanger at Albert Whitted Airport

540 1st Street SE · Saint Petersburg, FL

Respond by: 10/3/2018

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